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Prescription sunglasses

Posted: 27/02/2015 at 20:35
My partner has exactly these, after much dithering (and I mean for months if not years) he went for these, already had these sunglasses and paid about fifty quid in total for the insert+lenses and says they're brill, he likes that it will really easy to just get the insert updated if his prescription changes.

Half marathon pace

Posted: 23/02/2015 at 08:42
At Brighton Half yesterday I did exactly what Catalin describes and I came in at 2:00:08 - but as my previous pb was 2:09 and I was hoping to get somewhere near 2:05 I'm actually really chuffed to get within 8 secs of sub 2! For me it was having the confidence to keep up a faster pace than I'd planned because it felt comfortable on the day and just gritting my teeth and hanging on for the last 3 miles! Good luck!

Running to class/beating the bo!

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 16:52
The gym at the uni where I work does a shower only type membership for just this sort of thing, it's about ??15/ year, might be worth checking out?

bbrrrrrrrr cold!

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 14:33
I like my Aldi buffs even more for running especially as they're about ??3 each . Stock up next time they're on sale. Otherwise +1 for Vaseline - thin layer all over your face - acts as a barrier against the cold and wind

Long tops for running -ladies

Posted: 02/02/2015 at 22:09
I got a little running skirt in Decathlon sale at xmas I wasn't too sure but it was cheap but i love it and it's bloody brilliant for tall girls

need advice on my London 2 Brighton ultra in may

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 17:42
Hi Richard
My partner and a friend both did this event last year. They are both walkers at heart, but do a little bit of running.
The event is extremely well organised and supported with loads and loads of rest stops with loads and loads of food provided (for free) and ample supplies of water. There is honestly no need to carry any food/fuel unless you want something specific. Night - much colder than you expect, even in May, have lots of extra layers and the best head torch you can manage. Forget about running - you can't. Last year there was a lot of rain and the paths were ankle deep mud - loads of stiles - hundreds of people churning through mud and trying to get over stiles - yuck. do whatever it takes to look after your feet - quality shoes/boots + socks absolutely essential, and walking poles. And don't wait for anyone, or let anyone wait for you, stick to your own pace.
Last year there was was a training plan on the website which they both followed but the more time on your feet the better. I believe there are some organised training walks too, including night time walks. They both said it was horrendous, never again, etc etc and both are now planning to do London-Cambridge this summer

Showers and lockers in Westminster

Posted: 26/11/2014 at 22:43
Pretty sure there are showers at Victoria. Also Queen Mothers Sports Centre on Vauxhall Bridge rd, few mins walk from Victoria. Pool, gym etc

What your idea for a great race memento?

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 00:08
RunThrough did fab Womble and tennis medals for their wimbledon common half marathon series last year so don't think they would appreciate you doing same. Although no reason why not I suppose just doesn't seem right though.
A female cut tech shirt would be bloody marvellous

Authotics and probation shoes

Posted: 19/11/2014 at 15:25
I have mild support shoes and my podiatrist (NHS) did my orthotics to wear with them. Don't think there are hard and fast rules just whatever works for you

7 year old running

Posted: 18/11/2014 at 07:27
Are you saying he is overweight? At age 7 this is a much more serious problem then his running style. Be honest with yourself - a healthy diet? Really? Take control of his diet now while you still can and he will learn good eating habits for life.
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